Police Investigate Early Morning Shooting in New Haven

A 22-year-old old New Haven man is recovering after being shot in the back on Butler Street early Wednesday morning.

Police said that ShotSpotter reported 16 gunshots fired in the city, between 32 and 58 Butler Streets just after 12:30 a.m.

The victim, Burnell Davis Jr., was found on the front porch of 45 Butler Street, police said.

The victim is in stable condition and that his gunshot wound is not life threatening, police said.

No other people were hit, although the house was struck by the gunfire.

According to police, multiple bullet shell casings were found in the area. Investigators said that they suspect that multiple shooters may be involved that likely fled the scene on foot. Davis reportedly told police the shooters who two men in their 20s, dressed in all black.

Police said that a vehicle may be involved in this incident but have not released a description yet.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact the New Haven Police Department at 203-946-6304. Callers may remain anonymous.

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